February 24th, 2012
10:38 PM ET

I Am America: Homeless and college-educated Dina Boyer

Dina Boyer is transgender, college-educated and currently lives in San Francisco. She is homeless, she has a son she's never met and says being transgender has caused tensions with her family. She also believes that is one of the reasons she is unemployed.

Dina says she has yet to achieve the American dream, but despite the adversities she has endured she says she's happy about who she is and she is not giving up.

What makes you American?

Check out Dina's story and see other "I Am America" posts on iReport.

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  1. Robin

    The level of hate in the comment section alone is a great example of why transgender individuals have such a hard time in the world let alone the work force. I can only hope that none of the hateful people who posted here have any kind of real power to hire, fire or govern over people who may othwise be treated unfairly. Every child has a right to know thier parents.

    March 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lou

    Sob stories of college grads are usually amended later because the person always lied about going to college.

    CNN, I won't believe this story unless you verify where Dina went.

    March 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CNN Breaking News

    CNN Breaking News. Dina Boyer is unemployed and living off the taxpayers while she tries to become an award winning photographer.

    March 4, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |

    Who cares if a person is transgendered. A person should be hired on the basis of qualifications. Most applications are done on the computer anyway. How many interviews did you get?

    February 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Red Blooded American

      He comes across as a crazy dude...I mean crazy chick since he is now a girl. I would be scared to hire him.

      March 4, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tim

    LMAO! no shiiit this this dude doesn't have a job. Thanks for the good laugh.

    February 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tom

    How is this news?

    February 26, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |